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“And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.”

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Genesis 29:28 Translation & Meaning

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And Jacob יַֽעֲקֹב֙ Jaakob, the Israelitish patriarch Jacob
did וַיַּ֤עַשׂ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application did
so, כֵּ֔ן Properly, set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjunction) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles) so
and fulfilled וַיְמַלֵּ֖א To fill or (intransitively) be full of, in a wide application (literally and figuratively) fulfilled
her זֹ֑את This (often used adverb) her
week: שְׁבֻ֣עַ Literally, sevened, i.e., a week (specifically, of years) week
and he gave וַיִּתֶּן To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) gave
him אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) him
Rachel רָחֵ֥ל Rachel, a wife of Jacob Rachel
his daughter בִּתּ֖וֹ A daughter (used in the same wide sense as other terms of relationship, literally and figuratively) daughter
to wife לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ A woman wife
also. לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ A woman also

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  • 26  And Laban said, It must not be so done in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.

  • 27  Fulfil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.

  • 28  And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

  • 29  And Laban gave to Rachel his daughter Bilhah his handmaid to be her maid.

  • 30  And he went in also unto Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.


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